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2011-02-15 10:00:00

America's WETLAND Foundation launches new program to assist communities in preparing for their future BELLE CHASSE, La., Feb.

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2010-09-27 14:15:00

On Monday, an independent commission kicked off a two-day meeting in Washington to investigate the massive oil spill from the BP-leased rig that set off the worst environmental disaster in US history.

2008-09-29 03:00:18

By Anonymous After hurricanes Gustav and Ike caused levee breaches and overtopping in Plaquemines Parish this year, Parish President Billy Nungesser is pushing for private levees to be federalized.

2008-09-12 18:00:15

By Howard Witt POINT CELESTE, La. - About 40 miles farther inland from here, around the periphery of one of America's most vulnerable major cities, the U.S.

2008-09-05 03:00:12

Apparently, experience really is the best teacher. State, local and federal authorities all performed far better in dealing with Hurricane Gustav than they did in their joint bungling of Hurricane Katrina three years ago.

2006-04-15 12:49:31

By Jeffrey Jones BURAS, Louisiana (Reuters) - Seven months after Hurricane Katrina, Richard and Brenda Simmons still agonize over whether to rebuild their smashed two-story home in lower Plaquemines Parish on the southeastern tip of Louisiana. Their decision got harder this week after the U.S.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.